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The Quest to Discover the Earth’s Deepest Cave

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

James M. Tabor tells the story of two great scientist-explorers and their risky attempts to find the bottom of the world—the deepest cave on earth.

In Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth, he gives an account of American Bill Stone, who is exploring the vast, deadly Cheve Cave in southern Mexico, and Ukrainian Alexander Klimchouk who is exploring Krubera, a freezing supercave in the Republic of Georgia.

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James M. Tabor

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A listener

- Do the Georgian people take any special pride in the cave? Is it part of their culture or lore?

- Can you contract any sort of illness at those depths? Are there molds or spores that can make you sick?

Jun. 15 2010 12:50 PM

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